Symptoms for Children
Symptoms for Children
Infants and children with celiac disease tend to have digestive problems. Common symptoms for infants and children include:
- Growth problems: – A celiac affected with regular intake of wheat products always show a poor development of body. Stoppage of height of celiac baby. Continuous loss of weight of the body. These are the prominent sign seen in celiac patient.
- Decreased appetite and failure to gain weight: – Adults and children may have unexplained weight loss due to Decreased appetite. Younger children may fail to gain weight and grow as expected. This is called failure to thrive.
- Chronic diarrhoea: – Diarrhoea or bulky, loose (or watery), pale, frothy, and foul-smelling stools often occur. The stools may contain a large amount of fat and may stick to the sides of the toilet bowl, making them hard to flush. Children and adults often have the same types of symptoms. But intestinal problems, such as constipation, are more likely to occur in children.
- Chronic constipation – due to regular intake of wheat and wheat products causes constipation, acidity, Steatorrhea means discharging fat with stool, gas, abdominal swelling, and bloating. These result from a reduced movability of the small intestine to push waste products passing through small bowel. Mild stomach pain may be feel, but it usually isn’t severe.
- Vomiting: – In celiac disease, it causes nausea and vomiting due to gluten present in wheat, rye, barley.
- Abdominal bloating and pain: – Due to continuous intake of wheat products the gluten enters into the body with the wheat, then starts to destroy muscle of small intestine. The intestine become swollen, irruptions resulting in bloated and painful abdomen.
- Fatigue: – The fatigue syndrome of allergic derivation is a common cause of irritability and abnormalities of behaviour in children. It typically results from chronic food allergy (Wheat Allergy) involving sensitivity to more than one food specially containing Gluten. Although wheat ingested in oft-repeated feedings may be the cause of such chronic symptoms, sensitivity to wheat. The school work suffers (Wheat allergy) feel a characteristic difficulty in concentration and impairment of memory. inclined to be irritable and fretful in their behaviour and to be maladjusted in both the home and school.
- Irritability: – If mistakenly someone eat wheat or something containing Gluten, that it changes personality and mood drastically by short time. person became very irritable and gets very annoyed over the smallest thing. Irritability is certainly common amongst Celiacs (Wheat allergy). One of the reasons may be a magnesium(Mg) deficiency. Persistently this results in excessive craving for chocolate, as it has an extraordinary amount of magnesium (Mg).
- Skin symptoms— A skin problem, known as dermatitis herpetiformis, is common in celiac disease. This condition is uncommon before puberty in children with celiac disease. A person with celiac disease may have skin symptoms with few or no gastrointestinal symptoms.
The symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis results of celiac disease(wheat allergy), include intensely itchy, raised, fluid-filled blisters on the skin, usually located on the elbows, knees, buttocks, lower back, face, neck, trunk, and occasionally within the mouth.
The most bothersome symptoms in celiac disease are itching and burning. Scratching causes the blister to rupture and dry up, but this leaves an area of darkened skin and scarring. The condition of wheat allergic person will improve after elimination of gluten specially wheat from the diet, even dust of wheat. Although it may take several weeks to months see significant improvement.
Dermatitis herpetiformis in celiac disease (itchy skin rash that looks like eczema or poison ivy)